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Boise State Criminal Justice Students Take Top Honors in Kansas City

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 9:54 am / April 4, 2017

Criminal justice students pose during a conference

From left to right: Robyn Craig, Marianne Hudson, Teal Vosburgh, Jacob Schiess and Eva Fontaine.

Criminal justice students in Boise State’s Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society took home a number of individual and group awards at the annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and 75th Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society conferences held concurrently in Kansas City, Missouri, March 22-25.

At the three-day conference, students representing the 425 Alpha Phi Sigma chapters at accredited four-year universities across the country competed in academic events.

“Our Boise State students – eight of them in all – were exemplary representatives of Boise State University in Kansas City last week,” said Andrew Giacomazzi, Boise State’s Alpha Phi Sigma chapter advisor and a national council member of the organization. “The awards these students brought home are a testament to their hard work, dedication, leadership and academic excellence. Our students have a good thing going, and their achievements at these national conferences have been sustained for quite some time now.”

Eight Boise State criminal justice undergraduate and graduate honor students spent the week at the conference along with several of their professors. Awards went to the following Boise State students:

Eva Fontaine
Criminology Exam, 1st place, graduate division
Criminal Justice Exam, 2nd place, graduate division

Jacob Schiess
Criminal Justice Exam, 1st place, graduate division

Kaitlyn Pederson
Criminology Exam, 2nd place, graduate division

Katie Swofford
Attendance Scholarship

Robyn Craig
Attendance Scholarship

Boise State University-Alpha Phi Sigma
Knowledge Bowl, 1st place

Boise State’s Alpha Phi Sigma chapter was chartered in 1983 and is recognized as one of the most active chapters in the country.